I live in a studio type flat. A really small one. The space is just enough for me, but I wanted to separate my living room from my dining area, and my kitchen from my bedroom. I decided to find creative solutions to come up with the divisions I wanted. I decided to go shopping for room dividers or room divider screens.
Room screens like these are ideal for people who live in small apartments or studios like me. Aside from creating areas, dividers also help make small rooms look larger. Also, dividers can highlight a particular area of your room or home. If you have a book collection, you can put a room divider screen in the area of your room that houses your bookshelf. This will make it easier for your visitors to identify the area or space.
Homemakers who want to keep their homes in tiptop shape often use room dividers to store away the toys and other what-have-yous of their kids. Some homemakers use the dividers to add some light into a particular room.
For my part, I used the room screens I bought for two reasons: to identify the areas of my apartment and to add to the aesthetic value of my home. I decided to go for room dividers made of wood because I found some that were not only good bargains, but also well-made and creatively decorated. Perfect for my purpose!
Before I chose the beautiful wood room dividers that are now standing magnificently in my flat, I first had to decide on what type of divider I wanted to get. I had to choose from permanent dividers, improvised ones, and flexible dividers.
The permanent ones were not what I needed as they were not really full dividers. They could only cover half of the height and width of the areas I wanted to divide. If you want permanent dividers, you can use them for your bedroom and study or work area. You can divide the bedroom into two areas by using a permanent divider. Since permanent dividers leave some space open, you can use the wall for storing your books. Build a small wall bookshelf that complements your permanent divider.
Improvised room dividers simply pertain to the things you have in your home that you can use as dividers. Plants or plant boxes, cupboards, and shelves can be used as room dividers. I used an improvised divider to create a division between my kitchen and dining area by using my small kitchen cabinet cum counter as the divider.
I bought flexible wood divider screens because they are made of excellent materials and provide just the right cover I wanted. Flexible dividers can be made of a variety of materials aside from wood. There are Japanese flexible dividers, paper screens, fiber glass sticks, and other creative variations. I added a little hand painting to my wood room dividers because I wanted a touch of myself in them. It worked well as they now have distinctive characteristics that have made many of my visitors envious.
Having a small apartment should not stop you from creating the kind of home environment that you want. With the help of room dividers, anything is possible!